Tommy! These are great! Love this new series. I esp'ly love the fish. The stegosaurus...well, I go back to the more colorful version you did in explaining the PhoSho MULTIPLY function to me...I liked that one even better.Maybe scale's an issue here? Does the size of the text, and particularly the size of the looming word bubble ("NOBODY." which is truly hilarious and perfectly deadpan), maybe just crowd yr beautiful art of the dino a wee bit...? Seems like the current setup kept me from visually slavering over the beastie as much as he deserves??Just a thought...'cuz I love these!!
See, on the issue of Comic Cons and saleability, I see THESE sort of images (be they on postcards as little frameable aphorisms, be they on t-shirts, be they on posters) as something a more general public might be inclined to buy. The clever single image (at an attractive price point!) seems to be the best way to get people to pause in their dazed wanderings thru the maze of Convention tables... And these are very memorable!
The small type was on the stegasaur thumbnail, I thought it might say "meow."I like "nodody" much better. Meow is a Spongebob, Gary joke.As far as being able to sell them, refer to the Rose City thread for that. What would make this cosplay friendly?Great drawings. I am using you as an inspiration to revisit my old JunkYard Split idea. Going to do Ellis drawings that get brought back into frames later. For instance. A big massive environment sketch that gets used 100 times for background art. Just like cartoons. Just like the old video games. Will probably even look a bit like a side scroller.Your art is that Tom, always smart.
Super awesome stuff, Tom. These would make great prints of some sort... either posters or shirts.. or BOTH!
I like Dinosaurs
Thanks for your feedback everybody. Marty, I will re-consider the size of the text and word bubble. Thanks for the suggestion. Ellis, I'm glad you are re-visiting old stuff and refurbishing it. It is a good economical way of turning out drawings without having to start totally from scratch.
The refurbish was just the experiment. I will be doing all new work. Just using it in smart composite ways like yourself.Big plans.
I still don't love the dino image as much as everything else you've ever done...and it ain't the dino's fault. I wonder if this one would look good with a full background and color? Maybe put the caption in a box at the top of the frame, not just inside a comic book box for the narrator's voice, but more like a frame that offsets one of those aphoristic sayings ("HOME SWEET HOME," etc.).I don't mean to torture you. You know I love yr stuff!
Suggest away! But you might have to draw me a quick layout sketch of this last suggestion. Can't quite picture what you mean.
I'll try to do that...give me a little time!
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